Pair of Broncusters named to All-America teams

12/18/2013

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

lburnfin@gctelegram.com

Several freshmen made big impacts this season for the Garden City Community College football team.

Two of those freshmen, Brandon Snell and Errol Clarke, were recognized on Tuesday as they were named to the NJCAA All-America teams.

Snell, a wide receiver for the Broncbusters, was named a second team All-American after leading the team with 72 receptions for 841 yards and 10 touchdowns in only 10 games.

The University of Utah commit's 7.2 receptions per game was the best mark in the country, while his 84.1 receiving yards per game were ninth best, and his 10 scores were tied for seventh best.

Meanwhile, Clarke was named an honorable mention at linebacker.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound middle linebacker was tied for tenth best in the nation with 98 total tackles (67 solo, 31 assisted), and added 3 1/2 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.

He was the mainstay in the middle of a top 30 defensive unit for the Busters.

Clarke has offers from several FBS Division I schools, and is expected to commit to Wisconsin, according to 247sports.com.

Head football coach Matt Miller did not immediately respond to a telephone call for comment, and messages sent to both players on Twitter were not returned.

Other Jayhawk Conference honorees

First team: Tyreis Thomas, Dodge City, running back; Jaylon Myers, defensive back, Hutchinson. Second team: Steven Walker, tight end, Butler; Luke Hayes, offensive line, Butler; Owen Williams, defensive line, Butler; Terrel Clinkscales, defensive line, Dodge City; Shattle Fenteng, defensive back, Hutchinson. Honorable Mention: Demetrius Hill, defensive line, Fort Scott.

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